Psalms 80

For the end, for alternate strains, a testimony of Asaph, A Psalm concerning the Assyrian.

Attend, O Shepherd of Israel, who guides Joseph like a flock; You who sit upon the cherubim, manifest Yourself; before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power, and come to deliver us. Turn us, O God, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be delivered. O Lord God of hosts, how long will You be angry with the prayer of Your servant? You will feed us with the bread of tears; and will cause us to drink tears by measure. You have made us a strife to our neighbors; and our enemies have mocked at us. Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved. Pause. You have transplanted a vine out of Egypt; You have cast out the heathen, and planted it. You made a way before it, and caused its roots to strike, and the land was filled with it. 10 Its shadow covered the mountains, and its shoots equaled the choice cedars. 11 It sent forth its branches to the sea, and its shoots to the river. 12 Why have You broken down its hedge, while all that pass by the way pluck it? 13 The boar out of the wood has laid it waste, and the wild beast has devoured it. 14 O God of hosts, turn, we pray; look on us from heaven, and behold and visit this vine; 15 and restore that which Your right hand has planted, and look on the son of man whom You have strengthened for Yourself. 16 It is burned with fire and dug up; they shall perish at the rebuke of Your presence. 17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, and upon the son of man whom You have strengthened for Yourself. 18 So will we not depart from You: You shall revive us, and we shall call upon Your name. 19 Turn us, O Lord God of hosts, and cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
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